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Category: Cataracts

June is Cataract Awareness Month

June 9th, 2014

June is Cataract Awareness Month. Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness in the world and affect more than 22 million Americans aged 40 and older. Washington Eye Physicians & Surgeons wants you to be informed about the ways you can help protect yourself. Risk factors for developing cataracts include diabetes, direct and prolonged exposure… Read More

In The Land of Oz

September 30th, 2013

Joyce B came to Washington Eye over the summer complaining of blurry vision and wanted new contact lenses to help correct the issue. Her vision with best correction was 20/40 in both eyes. The optometrist diagnosed her with significant cataract in both eyes. After discussing her findings with the eye doctor, she decided to undergo… Read More

Laser Assisted Cataract Surgery

July 17th, 2013

Bladeless laser assisted cataract surgery is now a reality. The femtosecond laser executes many steps currently performed by the surgeon’s hand to provide a greater level of precision and safety in modern cataract surgery. Washington Eye surgeons are pioneers with many new technologies. From these past experiences we know that bladeless laser cataract surgery will… Read More

Dr. Neil Martin featured in Washington Senior Beacon

July 16th, 2013

Washington Senior Beacon No glasses needed with vision correction “Dr. Neil Martin of Chevy Chase, Md., has performed about 20 Crystalens®; implants over the past four months, all but one on patients with cataracts.” “Lens implants can offer permanent, wide-ranging improvements in vision.” Go to article.

Cataracts Replaced With New Flexible Lenses

July 16th, 2013

From Parade Magazine July 2004 An estimated 20.8 million American adults have cataracts – progressive clouding of the lens that can lead to blindness. Treatment is a brief, nearly risk-free surgical procedure that breaks up the cataract, removes the pieces and implants an artificial lens made of biocompatible plastic. Compared with the eye’s original lens,… Read More

Dr. Neil Martin in The Post Gazette

July 13th, 2013

By Adam Geller, The Associated Press NEW YORK — It got to where Ray Bergey kept one pair of reading glasses alongside the television remote, another on his bedside reading table, still another in the car, and at least one more at the office. Pairs piled up as he repeatedly upgraded lenses to keep pace… Read More


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